Eat your way through the city: best food tours in Toronto

By Jennifer D’Agostino

Toronto’s food scene has been growing exponentially for the past decade, so it comes to no surprise that there are guided food tours and culinary experiences to help tourists and locals discover all the fabulous eats. From pastry crawls to a canoe adventure, there are lots of exciting and informative experiences to choose from. These tours stop at hidden gems, popular Toronto restaurants and more! Here are the best food tours in Toronto. [Photo credit: courtesy of Food Nook Tours]

Eat your way through the city: best food tours in Toronto

Food Nook Tours
Food Nook Tours offers a walking tour of Roncesvalles. The tour will take you through the local spots in the neighbourhood and there will be delicious samples for all! You’ll be able to try melt-in-your-mouth pastries and ginger elixirs!

Culinary Adventure Co
Culinary Adventure Co., stays true to its name, bringing adventure to every tour it hosts. Founded in 2010, the experiences include walking tours, culinary adventures and cooking classes. From the Escape the City Canoe Paddle, to a tour of St Lawrence Market, Culinary Adventure Co., offers diverse and unique foodie tours. There are also VIP, private and group experiences.

Savour Toronto 
You will get the low-down on the must-try items in Toronto on these series of tours by Savour Toronto. From local neighbourhood walks like Kensington Market Krawls to reminiscing about Old Chinatown, all these tours are packed with unique foodie offerings.

Chopsticks and Forks
Chopsticks and Forks offers a dining experience like no other in the city. The VIP Korean Food 101 is a private dinner at one of Toronto’s top Korean spot — Song Cook’s Authentic Korean restaurant and a walking tour of Galleria Supermarket. The dinner consists of seven tasting items, a meet and greet with the chef and everything you need to know about Korean cuisine

Airbnb Foodie Tours
Airbnb is no longer just about having a place to stay – they have a host of expert guides leading Toronto food tours! Find out the best Greek spots, where to get a premium glass of sake or scour Queen West on a pastry crawl. If you want to venture outside of the city, there’s even a day trip to Mennonite country.

Tasty Tours
Tasty Tours is the place to go to if you want to learn about the sweet side of Toronto. Hosting various chocolate tours throughout the year, including the popular Mother’s Day chocolate tour, Tasty Tours knows its stuff. The walking excusions include stops at Toronto’s top chocolate shops like Soma, and Odile Chocolat.

Toronto Food Tours Inc. 
Toronto Food Tours Inc., offers both food and drink tours of the city. Chef Scott leads the food tours, including Toronto’s Original Pizza Tour. The tour hits all the best spots for a slice in the city, including Queen Margherita and Pizzeria Libretto. Learn the difference between wood fired, gas fired, thin crust and Romano crust.

Foodies on Foot 
Offering private, corporate and public food tours, Foodies on Foot is home to many award-winning food experiences. From a Picnic in the Park to a Tour of all the secret menus in Toronto, there are a lot of unique options at Foodies on Foot.  You can opt for a TTC Day pass when you buy your tickets.

Tastecapade
Tastecapade offers a food tour that highlights the local haunts around the city. Aptly titled, “Off-Beat Toronto Food Tour,” it allows tourists and locals alike to learn about the lesser-known restaurants in the city. The tour is three hours long and includes plenty of samples.

Drink Toronto
Get your drink on, with Drink Toronto! The West End Wine Discovery tour includes some of the best wine bars and cocktails on Queen West. Each drink is paired with small dishes. Please note this tour is 19+.

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